Making Rooms & Windows Beautiful Since 1960 PHOTO’S HOT DOGS Photo’s Hot Dogs entered the Palatine fast food scene in the summer of 2004. Jim Photopoulos, owner of the popular Photo’s Hot Dogs in Mount Prospect since 1989, was looking for a place for a second location and Palatine was at the top of his list of possibilities. “I grew up in Arlington Heights and went to church in Palatine, so I had lots of friends and family living here,” he recalled. So when he went shopping for a location to expand his very successful Photo’s Hot Dogs business, he was pleased to find that the former Burger King property at 301 N. Northwest Hwy. in Palatine was available. Originally, he planned to renovate the old building, but ended up building a new restaurant closer to the street. From the day the restaurant opened, Photopoulos made sure that they were an integral part of the community, just like he had done in Mount Prospect. They offer a free ice cream cone to children who visit; run specials four nights a week; give out free samples of their marinated chicken; and have always welcomed customers to use their facility for parties – from birthday celebrations to team parties to baby showers. In fact, they recently partitioned part of the restaurant for this purpose. In addition, he explained, “I have never said ‘no’ to a donation. I am a big believer in the ‘give and you shall receive’ philosophy. It worked in Mount Prospect and it has worked here in Palatine.” In fact, he has a bound book of thank you notes from churches, schools and organizations which prove his connection to the Palatine/Rolling Meadows community. Photopoulos has also always allowed local organizations to hang posters for their events in the small entryway. “We want people to know that we support virtually anything that is happening within about a three-mile radius and, in turn, we want them to support us,” Photopoulos said. “The people of Palatine have been great to us and we have planted our roots here. It is such a treat for me to see several generations of families coming to my restaurant. For instance, I know that the children that come here for birthday parties and team parties will remember Photo’s Hot Dogs for the rest of their lives.”
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